The Onward Project seeks to locate and publish a photograph of every member of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force who served overseas during the First World War 1914 - 18. These photographs are collated into volumes, with each volume containing around 4100 images. Each image is captioned with the name and service number of the individual, plus a reference to the source of the photo.

 

With the completion of Onward - Portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force Vol. 1, Vol. 2 and Vol. 3, compilation of photographs for the fourth volume is now underway. If any of your ancestors served with the NZEF during the First World War, and you have portraits of them, The Onward Project would love to hear from you. Our FAQ page gives details of how you can help.

 

Volume Four

With the completion of Onward - Portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volumes 1, 2 and 3 compilation of photographs for the fourth volume is well underway. If any of your ancestors served with the NZEF during the First World War, and you have portraits of them, The Onward Project would love to hear from you. Our FAQ page gives details of how you can help.

 

It is our intention to publish Volume Four in 2017, a year which will mark the centenary of the Battles of Messines and Passchedaele - both of which came at huge cost to New Zealand lives.

 

The slideshow to the left showcases just a few of the wonderful photographs obtained from institutions, archives, private collections and family members of the those who served. These photos, and thousands more will appear in Volume Four of Onward: Portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

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